September 18th, 2022 7pm Stage 3
ELIANE AMHERD - LA DÉGUSTATION - a musical wine tasting
“Masterfully commanding Brazilian, Latin, jazz, and funk grooves, guitarist/singer/composer Eliane Amherd explores her roots in a song cycle based on Swiss wines."
Swiss-born and New York-based guitarist, singer and songwriter Eliane Amherd has made a career out of touring the world, literally and stylistically: Jazz, Funk grooves, Latin and Brazilian rhythms inform Eliane’s stylish, sophisticated global retro - pop sound.
In "La Dégustation" her inspirations remain international, but as a songwriter, she turns her lens to her home soil: the complex and diverse “terroirs” of Valais in Switzerland, where wine is business, culture, science, and (nearly) religion. Intoxicating and socially unifying, wine provides the focus for Eliane’s witty explorations of culture, gender, love, politics, history and art. As much a linguistic polyglot as musical, Eliane sings La Dégustation in French, English, and Walliser Titsch, her native dialect.
Brazilian bassist Amanda Ruzza (Amy Lee, Leni Stern) and the Grammy award winning drummer Rosa Avila (Andy Williams, Petula Clark ) from Mexico complete Eliane’s power Trio, whose chemistry and astonishing musical range are on display throughout the album and in every live concert setting.